Please join us!

We are a NEW local Chapter.

Seminars, advocacy for the Hard of Hearing community, social events, support & volunteer opportunities

  • you are never alone in your hearing loss- 48 million people in U.S. have it
  • meet a new friend
  • learn technology for hearing loss

Contact us:

HLAA-Indianapolis is an affiliate of HLAA National. Please visit for the National webpage.

Our mission is to open up the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing education, information, support and advocacy.

We believe sharing our hearing loss journeys through socialization, advocacy, information, and education is important for hearing health. Our organization is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization offering support to all ages who have hearing loss.

There are over 48 million people in the United States who have hearing loss. Today one in five people have hearing loss. The National Hearing Loss Association of America has existed for over 30 years helping people learn how to best cope. It used to be called the Self Help Hard of Hearing (SHHH) organization when it started. In addition, through our advocacy efforts, affiliates located in all 50 states we have made monumental changes in recent years through legislation and policy on behalf of those with hearing loss.

Come learn more about us and meet new friends who have hearing loss.

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve the community. If you are interested, please contact us.

Please consider a donation for our Chapter

PayPal or Credit Card

HLAA – Indianapolis Chapter Meetings for 2019

All meetings are on 1st Saturdays of the month.

Locations vary so look carefully at the schedule.

All meetings provide CART text displayed on large screen & StreamText LIVE to cell phone/computer (link below).

Time:10:45am to 12:15pm with social hour of 10:30am to 10:45am.

Dec 7 Christmas potluck/White Elephant & meeting.

(Extended time 10:30am- 2:30pm.) Agenda.

At Irvington Public Library, 5625 East Washington St Indianapolis info/ Nextdoor info

Next Meeting Saturday March 7th 2020


ALL meetings in 2020 will be held at Irvington Public Library.



Meeting Location:

Irvington Public Library: 5625 East Washington St Indianapolis 46219

Irvington Public Library

More about us:

Volume 2 - Issue 7 - Fall 2019.pdf

Our Newsletter is just one of the benefits of joining our Chapter.

Our meetings are a place where you can feel comfortable with others who have hearing loss too.

You are never alone!

Regular meetings are held with live captioning displayed on an overhead screen for members to follow.

Thank you to our Remote CART* provider, Susan Wollenweber Dezelan, who kindly does our meeting captions, gratis.

*CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation. CART is a service in which a certified CART provider listens to speech and instantaneously translates all the speech to text.

Meetings also have a StreamText link to provide live captioning during a meeting in order for anyone to follow via their device. (smartphone/computer/iPad etc.)

Surveys – Your Input is Valuable

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Southwest ADA Center is conducting research to investigate the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center is asking people who have personal or professional experience on disability issues to complete this survey.

Share Your TV Viewing Experiences

A TV service provider along with Horowitz Research wants to better understand the needs of TV viewers with different hearing needs in order to help provide more accessible features with their entertainment platform. Please complete this short survey. It should not take more than 10 minutes and all information given will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please use the “Continue” button at the bottom of the survey page to move from page to page. Do not use your browser's Back and Forward buttons. If you can't log on, or have any problems or concerns, please contact Thank you. Your input is important.

Privacy and Confidentiality: Horowitz Research is a full-service market research firm that values your privacy. All of your responses will be kept confidential and only reported in aggregate. Your personal information will not be sold or traded to any direct mail companies.

Giving Tuesday is Dec 3rd 2019

Please consider a donation for our Chapter

PayPal or Credit Card

Our Chapter is helping people address the challenges associated with hearing loss and to help bring hearing access and hearing health to the forefront.

Donate your old Hearing Aids.

Hearing Aid Donation Center.pdf

Donate your old hearing aid (link to above form) when you attend our chapter meetings. We are a donation center for hearing Charities of America. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

Other ways to support this Chapter:

Add HLAA-Indianapolis Chapter as your charity of choice to your Amazon account and help us achieve our mission with every Amazon purchase. Click on the link below and HLAA-Indianapolis Chapter will be added once you log into your Amazon account. Thank you.

Nominate us as your favorite charity when using ebay. You can donate any percentage you chose of any of your ebay sales/purchases to go to us. Click on the logo above.

Thank You For Your Support.

Thank you to the Gendale Staples store Manager, Christopher Israel, for printing our special event flyers.

CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation

Thank you Susan Dezelan and to Caption First's Kathy Cortopassi, for being our Remote CART providers. We are most grateful for the donation of your time and skill.

HLAA membership is complimentary for Veterans

As we observe Veterans Day this year, we would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the men an women who currently serve or have served our country.

Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter

HLAA has a virtual chapter, specifically for Veteran members (and caregivers)! Members of this online chapter can log-in remotely, collaborate with others on projects, join discussions, delegate tasks, and more. You can find out more about the new HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter on the Veteranspage. If you are interested in joining the virtual chapter, please email

Veterans Info Link